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Pro Bono Project earns American Bar Association ‘A Day of Service’ award for 2015 Pro Bono Week

April 21st, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Day of Service Award from the Law Student Division thanks in part to Wake Forest Law students’ dedication to pro bono legal services, especially during the ABA’s Pro Bono Week in October 2015. The Pro Bono Project received this top honor as ...

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Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73), inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University

April 18th, 2016

Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73) is retiring from Wake Forest University after more than 30 years in various roles, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach at Wake Forest Law. In her role as outreach director since 2010, she has overseen the law school’s Pro Bono Project and the ...

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Pro Bono Honors Society Dinner celebrates 49 new inductees

April 18th, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project welcomed a record 49 new inductees into the Pro Bono Honor Society this year, a huge increase from the 17 students inducted in 2015. Together, this year’s inductees logged over 3500 hours of pro bono work throughout the academic year. In order to be eligible for induction, students had ...

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Kelly Austin (JD ’16) receives Smith Anderson Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award

April 18th, 2016

Kelly Austin (JD ’16) is the recipient of the 2016 Smith Anderson Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award. Austin was recognized for her unwavering commitment to increasing access to justice and living out the Pro Humanitate mission of Wake Forest University at the Pro Bono Honor Society dinner on April 16. Throughout her three years in ...

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Graduation Profile: Alena Baker Mosier (JD ’16)

April 12th, 2016

Student Profile: Alena Baker Mosier (JD ’16) Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor’s in political science and philosophy from Florida State University (earned in three years) Past and Current Leadership Positions: Managing Editor of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy, Director of Student Outreach for the Pro Bono Project, 3L Class Representative of the Student ...

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Class of 2016 wins Pro Bono Project Competition for 2015-2016 academic year

April 11th, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will celebrate the Class of 2016 as the winners of the class that logged the most pro bono hours over the 2015-2016 school year with a barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Law Commons. The third-year students took first place with 40 percent participation ...

Pro Bono Project presents a JOINT clinic: Wills and Advance Directives on Friday, April 8

April 4th, 2016

Wake Forest University School of Law’s Pro Bono Project is hosting a Joint Clinic for Advance Directives and Wills for members of Shiloh Baptist Church and the greater community from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8 in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Trained students, under the supervision of licensed attorneys, will assist clients ...

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Carson Smith (JD ’16) named ‘Law Student of the Year’ by the National Jurist

March 17th, 2016

Carson Smith (JD ’16) is the first Wake Forest Law student to be recognized by the National Jurist as “Law Student of the Year.” He is one of five students recognized from law schools across the nation in the current issue of the magazine. Smith was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and graduated ...

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Pro Bono Project’s ‘Know Your Rights’ presentation at Parkland High School featured in Yes! Weekly

March 2nd, 2016

The Pro Bono Project‘s “Know Your Rights” program was featured in the following article, “Wake Forest Law seminar educates high schoolers on constitutional rights,” originally published in Yes! Weekly on March 2, 2016. More than 350 students filled the auditorium at Parkland High School in Winston-Salem and listened intently on how to interact with police ...

The Pro Bono Project announces 2016-2017 board members

February 29th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce the board  for the 2016-2017 school year.  The new executives of the Pro Bono Project are as follows: Executive Director | Sarah Saint Director of Student Outreach | Meredith Pace Director of Alumni and Firm Relations | Mark Huffman Coordinator of New Student Recruitment | Kristin Smith Coordinator of Student Organization Projects ...